BAVO member - The Llynfi Woodland Group, has successfully helped the Spirit of Llynfi Woodland Site achieve Green Flag Community Status!

The group would like to say a huge thank you to all their amazing volunteers and partner organisations who have played a part in this wonderful achievement, which are now one the Green Flag Community Award sites across Wales.

More information about the Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag Scheme can be found by visiting  

They would also like to thank recent work parties who helped litter pick, weed and strim around the picnic benches and Keeper of the Collieries statue and give the base a makeover just in time for Ramblers Cymru.

The Spirit of Llynfi Woodland is located on the eastern slopes of the Upper Llynfi Valley, nine miles north of Bridgend and five miles south east of Afan Forest Park. Recently established on a former industrial site, this community woodland offers local people access to green space on their doorstep and has a range of facilities for all to enjoy.

As the site evolves, the Llynfi Woodland Group want to make sure that, as well as enhancing the biodiversity, their community woodland  is a safe and welcoming place for all. People's continued support in any way is always appreciated. This also includes spreading the word to those who haven't yet had chance to discover this lovely bit of our countryside!